“Jai Bhavani, Jai Shivaji” Maharashtra tableaux wins million hearts by winning 1st prize
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 28-Jan-2018

New Delhi, January 28: The 69th Republic Day saw a glimpse of cultural linkage of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India. The majestic Rajpath displayed India’s historical, educational, religious and cultural heritage with the ASEAN nations by two tableaux out of the 23 tableaux that were rolled down.


Demonstrating the various tableaux on the Republic Day, the one which won many hearts and which displayed the culture and history of Maharashtra was the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Coronation Ceremony. The tableaux also won 1st prize on the Republic Day celebration in New Delhi. CM Devendra Fadnavis tweeted the victory of winning the prize on twitter.


As the tableaux entered the Rajpath, Maharaja Sambhaji stood up by announcing the Maratha slogan 'Jai Bhavani, Jai sivaji.’ The capital city of India displayed the heroic life of Shivajiraje which had t5o cost his life to the Delhiites was presented in the painting with Chattrapati’s fame in the presence of the President of the country and the ASEAN nations. The depiction of the Raigad was seen in the middle, displaying Chhatrapati Shivaraya on the throne. The beginning of the painting saw an imitation of the fort, on which there was an aquatical replica of the mid-moon Shivaji. The court also saw Soyarabai and SambhajiRaje sitting near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Rajmata Jijau, who is sitting in the back of the painting.


This Maharashtra tableau showcased the historic coronation of Shivaji Maharaj was created by ace Art Designer Nitin Desai and his team. The act was performed by 10 artists and was designed by Prof Narendra Vichare with a float of 3D replica.

Among the other montages that were exhibited one was by the All India Radio which showcased its tableau during the Republic Day parade, depicting a historic event when Mahatma Gandhi made his maiden and only broadcast through AIR in the wake of post Partition communal riots. This was All India Radio’s debut in the parade.


The IAF tableau was themed "Indian Air Force encouraging indigenisation", while the tri-service tableau had the message "veterans are asset to the nation'.


The Navy showcased Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant, which will be commissioned in 2020 and the Defence Development and Research Organisation exhibited the 'Nirbhay' missile and the Ashwini radar system. Three T-90 tanks, two BRAHMOS missiles, two AKASH missiles were also be part of the mechanised columns at the parade.



Since decades, the tableaus have been a centre of attraction at the Republic Day parades. The floats are made by artisans and engineers and are accompanied by live performances. The tableaus have depicted varied themes showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the country as well as the nation’s progress in areas like women, IT, empowerment and environmental protection.